Spring has been really slow to come to New England this year. I live in a bit of a snow belt and the snow finally disappeared 2 weeks ago, but it’s not really warmed up very much. But I’ve been walking on the bikepath 4 or 5 days a week with the dog, so I’m hitting my 10,000 steps more frequently than I was over the winter.
I also started back with my personal trainer Nazi mid March and that’s been a great move for me. I do feel so much better overall when I invest one hour per week with her. I have always known that movement is the best healer for my RA, but sometimes I don’t listen to my own advise – particularly during this long winter. I did a lot of hunkering down in front of the TV binging on Netflix when I should have been moving.
The RA is still there in the background, but it is not in command of my life right now. I’m in command, spring is here and I’m looking forward to a good summer.